Hosseini's the Kite Runner

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The Kite Runner is a novel written by Khaled Hosseini. The story takes place in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the US from around 1975 till present day. The Kite Runner is a strong and compelling novel that is about Amir and his childhood. He tells us about his childhood in Afghanistan and the many sins that he commits against his half-brother, Hassan who happens to be a Hazara boy, where Amir is a Pashtun. Throughout Hassan’s childhood, he has been the victim of discrimination and Amir, being too scared to stand up for him, allows this to happen.

After leaving Afghanistan for the United States, Amir brought along with him guilt and cannot live with himself. He then returns to Afghanistan to find Hassan’s orphaned son, Sohrab, to bring him back to the United States. In order for him to do this, Amir engaged Assef in a fight, who is the villan of the story, who admires Hitler for what he has done with the jews and wants to emulate evil germany. But instead of exterminating the jews, he targets innocent afghans. In the end, it is Sohrab who finally kills Assef with his slingshot.

In my opinion, The Kite Runner is a moving story about the childhood that some people have to live through and I realize how lucky and privileged I am and how we should not take our lifestyles for granted. The Kite Runner is a novel that I would recommend to my friends to read as it is interesting and one of the few books that I would read more than…...

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